DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Nazi Crimes on Trial

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Case Nr.1182
Crime Category: NS-Crimes in Detainment Centers, Final Phase Crimes, Other NS-Crimes
Schmidt, Alfred Life Sentence
LG/BG Meiningen 520123 Az.: StKs13/50
Country where the crime was committed: GDR
Crime Location: Römhild, HS AEL Römhild, Poppenhausen
Crime Date:
Victims: Foreign Laborers, Prisoners
Nationality: German, Polish, Belgian, Dutch, French, Soviet
Agency: Civil administration Mayor Römhild
Subject of the proceeding:
Mishandling of Polish workers. Requesting a work force of concentration camp prisoners for the town's basalt works. The prisoners were housed in the Römhild labor education camp, over which administration the defendant exercised powerful influence. Participation in the public hanging of 20 Poles in Poppenhausen. Mishandling and attempted shooting of a man who had hoisted a white flag shortly before the arrival of the American troops. Participation - at the end of the war - in the killing of 70 prisoners who were unfit to march and who were locked in a sand cave of which the entrance was subsequently blown up

Published in DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen vol. IV


The court decision(s) of this case can be found in the printed volumes of the series or (on-line) here.